Category Archives: 5th Doctor

WHAT I LEARNED FROM: PERI AND THE PISCON PARADOX

‘Peri and The Piscon Paradox’, written by Nev Fountain, is a very entertaining Companion Chronicle. The 5th Doctor and Peri arrive in LA, 2009 to deal with a fish like alien only to bump into an older Peri. Making great … Continue reading

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“So the official history says, but there are many rumours and legends to the contrary.”

In ‘The Five Doctors’ the 2nd Doctor tries to explain the contradictory history of Rassilon. He is generally accepted as a great figure but rumour indicates that he was also cruel, causing the Time Lords to rebel against him, locking … Continue reading

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“To Days To Come.”

‘Time Crash’, by Steven Moffat, is a 2007 mini episode for Children in Need. Due to the 10th Doctor failing to raise the TARDIS shields he collides with the 5th Doctor’s TARDIS. The resulting paradox threatens to blow a whole … Continue reading

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The 50th Anniversary Trailer: Part 3

5th, 6th, 7th, 8th and 9th Doctor The next scene in the trailer is harder to analyse as we are presented with a chaotic battlefield, upon which the various Doctor’s are surrounded by their enemies. There are two ways we … Continue reading

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“Black Scrolls of Rassilon!”

During ‘The Five Doctors’ a casket bearing the seal of Rassilon and containing black scrolls are discovered in the Castellan’s room. Based on this evidence he is determined to be a traitor, dying before he can clear his name. We … Continue reading

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“I gave you companions to help, an old enemy to fight. Well, it’s a game within a game.”

‘The Five Doctors’ is the clearest example of how the makers of the 80s series envisioned a game of Doctor Who. In retrospect they missed an opportunity to release a tie-in board game based on the episode. The premise is … Continue reading

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“I came here to help you. A little unwillingly, but I came. My services were scorned, my help refused.”

To save the Doctor from the Death Zone during ‘The Five Doctors’ the High Council recruit the Master. We must assume that some time passes between the Doctor’s being removed from their time zone and the Master being summoned. Did … Continue reading

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“Drag you through time and space without so much as a bye or leave, then leave you out when things get interesting.”

Multi-Doctors are always fun but it can be just as amusing to have companions of different eras meet, especially if they get to compare notes on their Time Lord. We saw an all to brief example of this at the … Continue reading

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“A man is the sum of his memories, you know. A Time Lord even more so.”

In ‘The Five Doctors’ the previous incarnations of the Doctor are captured by a Time Scoop. This has an immediate effect on the current Doctor, the 5th incarnation. This serves as an interesting look at how a Time Lords past … Continue reading

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“Doctor, you have evaded your responsibilities for far too long.”

At the end of ‘The Five Doctors’ the Doctor is told by Chancellor Flavia that he has been made President. To Tegan’s dismay the Doctor prefers to go on the run from his own people rather than accept the role. … Continue reading

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